TheAccountant Posted September 12, 2016 Report Share Posted September 12, 2016 On 9/8/2016 at 10:35 PM, Kishi said: You're going to find that's just the way it is with those punches. Hooks and uppers just don't come out pretty, not in the beginning. 1. Everything I'm saying is from a beginners standpoint, using my whole 17 hours of MMA striking. Experienced guys feel free to correct anything I'm saying.. 2. At first, uppercuts are reactionary (like a spinning backfist). If you find yourself bent to the side for whatever reason (slipping a cross/hook/round kick to the head, or, god forbid, looking at the ground because your turned your eyes from a strike) come back with an uppercut because it's natural when returning to an upright position. If gloves are off it's palm to the chin, so practice both palm and gloved fist versions. 3. For me in a gloved sparring match, honestly, upper cuts are just to present a threat while getting back to a balanced position, because after the uppercut I'm probably going to pivot off the x. I'm tall, so the level changes that give most fighters opportunities for uppercuts don't happen for me unless against most guys. I can throw combos on a bag, but I play such a distance game when sparing that I can't throw them when I'm sparring without losing my position. Because... 4. All healthy humans are dangerous at hook/uppercut range. Haymakers still work, plus "shredding" (spastic elbows, knees, fingers to the face, etc) and grappling/takedowns/clench fighting, all kinds of stuff that isn't in traditional boxing. Don't stay there if your a beginner. Concentrate on owning the distance. 5. Also, hand strikes to the body, I think are for more experienced fighters, because beginners drop their guard to long. Again, more experienced guys feel free to correct anything I said. Less experienced guys..feel free to ignore. 1 Quote Middle Age Mutant Ninja Panda Monk Level 13, Epic Quest Level 3 Academy Class Achievements: General=21, Academy=12, Ranger=11, Warrior=8, Scout=14, Assassin=15, Monk 7, Druid 8, Adventurer 29, Link to comment
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